The Rotman Alumni Finance Forum is a signature opportunity for graduates across programs to access cutting-edge insights from keynote speakers and connect with alumni and professionals working across the financial services industry.
We are delighted to welcome back Barry McInerney (BCOM ‘85/MBA ‘87), President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Investments to be our keynote speaker this year. Barry will discuss the current and evolving trends in global investing; including specifics surrounding China, the democratization of alternative investing, global growth of ETF’s, social responsible investing and the impact of big data and AI on asset management.
Barry McInerney is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Investments.
Mr. McInerney was raised and educated in Canada, and is a dual citizen of both Canada and the United States, having lived and worked in the United States for fifteen years. He has more than 25 years of experience in the investment management industry, leading Canadian, US and global investment businesses.
Prior to joining Mackenzie Investments, Mr. McInerney was Co-Chief Executive Officer of BMO Global Asset Management, responsible for BMO’s asset management business in the United States, Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific. Prior to BMO, Mr. McInerney was Managing Director, Americas Institutional for Russell Investments where he served as a member of Russell’s Global Management Committee and the Russell Trust Company Board. Prior to Russell, Mr. McInerney spent 19 years with Mercer Inc. where he held a number of senior leadership positions including President of Mercer Global Investments in the U.S. and globally, President & Chairman of the Mercer Trust Company, and President of Mercer Investment Consulting in the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. McInerney is a graduate of the Master of Business Administration and the Bachelor of Commerce programs at the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (FCIA) designations.
Mr. McInerney serves on the Board of China Asset Management Co., Ltd., Rotman School of Management’s Dean’s Advisory Board, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation Board, and is member of the Board of Directors of Alpine Canada.